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Four other Barton 1792 whiskies awarded silver 

BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (May 11, 2017) –The results from the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition are in and Barton 1792 Distillery received a gold medal for its 1792 Sweet Wheat Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. In total, Barton 1792 Distillery received five medals from the competition, including four silver medals.

This year, 43 spirits experts convened to judge a record breaking entry of over 2,100 spirits.

1792 Sweet Wheat Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey received a high honor of gold. The gold medal is given to exceptional spirits that sets the standard for its category.

Other Barton 1792 Distillery whiskies recognized by the SFWSC included Kentucky Tavern Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon, 1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon and 1792 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon, which all received silver medals.

This competition is associated with the Triple Crown of Competitions (The San Francisco International Wine Competition and New York World Wine and Spirits Competition), and continues to be highly respected and the most influential spirits competition after 17 years.

The SFWSC is judged by a panel of the spirit industry’s most renowned judges, who start the competition with a blind taste test and evaluate each spirit on an individual basis.

Results from the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/overview. 

About Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands.  Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent gold medal winner at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. To learn more visit www.1792bourbon.com.